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$250K Pediatric Device Competition Now Accepting Proposals

Friday, August 05, 2016  
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National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) is accepting proposals from inventors in medical institutions, private practices, the business community, and academic researchers who have medical device concepts or ideas for use with pediatric patients. Proposals should address a significant, yet unmet need within the pediatric population with a device idea that lends itself to commercialization. The deadline to submit is September 5, 2016 and the live presentations will be held October 8, 2016.

The proposal should be directed towards development of a commercializable product, not research of a scientific concept. Issues such as prototyping, manufacturing, marketing, and regulatory clearance will be paramount and should be addressed explicitly.

The FDA Pediatric Device Consortia program places special emphasis on helping bridge the gap that often follows the prototyping phase, as the promising medical device must also be manufactured, cleared by the FDA, marketed, and sold. Projects that are past the prototype phase are encouraged to enter.

For more information about the competition, click here.

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